Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Dreams - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream!
My spirit not awakening, till the beam
Of an Eternity should bring the morrow.
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Comments about Dreams by Edgar Allan Poe

  • (5/16/2016 11:17:00 PM)

    Dreams in their vivid coloring of life,
    AS in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife
    Of semblance with reality.
    A fantastic flight of imagery and a pleasurable read.
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  • Elizabeth Bloomfield (5/16/2016 10:30:00 PM)

    Such art behind his words. (Report) Reply

  • Kelechi Evans (5/16/2016 8:25:00 PM)

    What a ryhme to expose the ambitiousness of the youth. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (5/16/2016 5:03:00 PM)

    The last 8 lines of this poem are especially sublime, perhaps because they speak to the human heart truths about our passage here on earth. Even if walked on the brink of madness, I cannot count him less. He was an extraordinary talent, a player of words of sounds of images of rhythm and repetition and all things valuable to a poet. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/16/2016 12:45:00 AM)

    To him whose heart must be! Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (3/1/2016 9:03:00 AM)

    This is why I like this poet (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/19/2015 2:40:00 AM)

    Stellar rhyme scheme...mellifluous flow... (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/19/2015 2:38:00 AM)

    Stellar rhyme scheme by this master bard... (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2015 12:43:00 AM)

    A great writing on dreams in this poem. likes. (Report) Reply

  • Nancy Oyula (5/12/2014 3:37:00 AM)

    Nice flow........................... (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/26/2014 1:08:00 PM)

    Dreams are the door on the vastness of the universe of life. I love this poem (Report) Reply

  • John S (4/7/2014 7:53:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem is like a beautiful photograph of a sunset landscape or a beautiful painting. I can say the lines over and over again in my mind and elicit a reaction like the beauty of the latter. (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2013 10:52:00 PM)

    wow this poem is like the wind it blows me away...
    absolutely love this line
    ~'Twere folly still to hope for higher Heaven.~
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  • (6/18/2013 8:23:00 PM)

    It's so hopeful but still a bit mysterious. I love his poems. (Report) Reply

  • (4/6/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    Very good poem. I like his poems a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Abraham Jaggernauth (4/6/2013 11:43:00 AM)

    Very Nice, and well scripted! With inspiration and yet the dismay of this life; it reveals the inner depth of living one's dream though it may never come to past because it is a matter of living in the mind or making one's mind become a matter of reality! Very Well Done! (Report) Reply

  • (10/30/2012 6:26:00 PM)

    Dreams inspire innovation...
    Unless you're in North Korea.
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  • (10/30/2012 6:24:00 PM)

    Dreams lead to progress...

    Unless you're in North Korea.
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  • Nims-sunshine Princess (4/7/2012 4:25:00 AM)

    Life ends with the end of dreams... (Report) Reply

  • (4/6/2011 6:56:00 PM)

    It seems to me that both laureate poets on this site (Olivarez & Straw) have forgotten the fallacy of the poet as subject of his own poetry. Juan alleges that Poe was 'ruined' by his stepfather because he never got a free education courtesy of Mr Allen. Kevin insists that the 'decadent end of Romanticism' contributed to Poe's retreat into a dream world. And Eric, read again your comment that 'a dream of hopeless sorrow' surpasses 'cold reality'. Duh! that's just the point! (Report) Reply

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